Thematic Groups

TG03 Human Rights and Global Justice

Established in 2006


Human rights encompass political, economic, social, group, cultural, democratic and environmental rights. The scope of human rights is  potentially very broad, including popular democracy, movements for social and economic justice, the advance of sustainable communities and societies, civil society, as well as formal international law dealing  with crimes against humanity and genocide.  The Thematic Group on Human Rights and Global Justice will explore a pluralist notion of the conceptualization and operationalization of human rights and welfare.

The field of human rights is expansive yet perhaps in its infancy. Sociologists have already made significant contributions to the human rights field, but we can do much more, and people all over the worldwill benefit from our research. The Thematic Group onHuman Rights and Global Justice will explore human rights and social justice in theoretical, empirical, and policy research, seeking to develop the field and improve human welfare.

Board 2023 - 2027

President Namita GUPTA, Panjab University, India,
Vice-President Bhup SINGH, Maharshi Dayanand University, India
Secretary/Treasurer Binoyjyoti DAS, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India,
Newsletter Editor Kanika SHARMA, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India,
Social Media Manager Joy Prakash CHOWDHURI, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi, India,
Board Members Ana Paula Teixeira DELGADO, Tribunal de Justica do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jan Marie FRITZ, University of Cincinnati, USA
Gabriela MEZZANOTTI, University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway
Mohinder SLARIYA, Government College Chamba, India
Bhavna SOOD, DAV College of Education, India
Yvonne M. VISSING, Salem State University, USA


2023   December
2012 June December
2011   December


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